Belle Glade woman killed, Stuart man injured in car crash early Wednesday morning

STUART, Fla. - A 19-year-old woman was killed and a 19-year man was seriously injured in an early-morning crash Wednesday in Martin County. 

The wreck happened at the intersection of SE Dixie Highway and Jefferson Street in Martin County just before 1 a.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Miguel Hernandez of Stuart, Fla., failed to negotiate a curve on Old Dixie Highway in a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer.

The vehicle traveled onto the east outside shoulder, struck foliage, and then struck a chain link fence.

The Blazer continued to travel north inside the fenced area where it struck a large sign post with the left front of the vehicle.

The vehicle then overturned coming to final rest on its left side.

Hernandez was taken to Lawnwood Medical Center and his passenger, Norma Angelica Macias of Belle Glade, Fla., died as a result of her injuries.

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